Alpesh is the Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at UWE. His expertise is in education policy and the critical sociology of education. He recently co-authored his latest book: Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University.
He is interested in social class, educational policy, neoliberalism and Marxism. Particular, issues of interest include:a nationalised education service-The English Academies Schools Programme and Free schools -Inequality, fairness, and private schools-Swedish social democracy and class * Social class * Critical Realism and Marxism * Education policy.
His current research (with colleagues in Australia, USA and Sweden) is based on the neoliberalisation of education and specifically academic labour. He also has expertise on ideology -Swedish social democracy /Cuban communism and education policy.
Alpesh’s doctoral thesis (UCL's Institute of Education) focussed on social class in Sweden.
Recordings of Alpesh's talks can be found here:
Alpesh is available for media interviews on issues of educational policy and reform, particularly the creation of the National Education Service (NES) in England, academies, testing and the class based-nature of schooling and universities.
Research Interests: National Education Service (NES) in England, academies, testing and the class based-nature of schooling and universities.